Carrageenan manufacturer and supplier Compañia Española de Algas Marinas (CEAMSA) has selected Univar Solutions to distribute its texturising products in several European markets.

The texturising products are utilised in various applications within the food industry, including chocolate milk, dairy-free beverages and confectionery.

CEAMSA invests in pectin and citrus fibre production, strengthening its market positions in those segments. Univar Solutions will continue to offer formulation expertise in ready meals, sports nutrition and bakery to CEAMSA’s customers.

Univar Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa food ingredients head Simon Atkins said: “We are looking forward to generating new growth for CEAMSA’s highly functional texturising solutions.

“Vegan dining and sugar reduction consumer trends continue to grow, and now Univar Solutions has a wide range of offerings from CEAMSA.”

“CEAMSA’s portfolio enables us to further enhance our solutions-based offering, providing our customers with texture across many manufacturing sectors.

“The vegan dining and sugar reduction consumer trends continue to grow, and now Univar Solutions has a wide range of offerings from CEAMSA to solve these customer challenges.”

Founded in 1966 in O Porriño, Spain, CEAMSA offers products such as carrageenan, pectin, fibre, alginate and refined locust bean gum that are supplied to various markets due to their stabilising, gel forming, thickening and texturising properties.

CEAMSA global key account director Søren Dalby Væggemose said: “We feel confident that this partnership with Univar Solutions will lead to new business opportunities, particularly in the bakery and confectionery industries.”

Last November, Univar signed an agreement with Tata Chemicals to distribute fermented, digestive health ingredients in the Canadian market.

Univar created Univar Solutions by acquiring Nexeo Solutions, a global chemicals and plastics distributor.

The company combines the scale, product portfolio, technical expertise, relationship know-how and specialised services of Univar with Nexeo Solutions’ product knowledge, market expertise and scalable technology platform.